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Taking Liberties: Fisherman vs. Fisherman

NC proposal to limit striped bass catch puts fishermen are at each other's throats
Posted on June 18, 2011

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Taking Liberties: Fishermen Cast Wide Net in Fight to Save Bass, Trout

Posted on June 18, 2011

On Monday, Jim Hardin was casting his 6 foot spinning rod in the Roanoke River off of the town of Plymouth in the northeast corner of North Carolina.

Massive bluefin tuna egg-laying in captivity

FISheries management council thwarts commercial industry efforts to exploit Atlantic pelagic species
Posted on June 17, 2011

For the third consecutive year, researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) obtained viable bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) egg-laying in captivity at its facilities in Murcia without hormonal induction.

Gamefish status bill dead, but likely to be reincarnated in 2012 short session of N.C. Legislature

Posted on June 15, 2011

The coastal saltwater gamefish status bill, HB 353, didn’t pass the June 9 crossover date to be considered in the second portion of the 2011 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Briefs Congress on Fishery Science Improvement Act

Posted on June 14, 2011

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), along with Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Rep. Jeff Miller and CSC Member Rep. Rob Wittman, briefed members of Congress this morning on legislation that will be introduced to maintain conservation standards set forth in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Louisiana's largest inshore artificial reef completed northeast of Grand Isle

Posted on June 13, 2011

The largest inshore limestone artificial reef project in state history dropped the last of its 8,000 tons of limestone last week onto four acres of old oyster reefs along long-submerged Independence Island.

Lawsuit Threatened Over Bluefin Tuna

Posted on June 10, 2011

OCEAN CITY -- Just days after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a threatened or endangered listing for Atlantic bluefin tuna was not warranted at this time, the environmental watchdog agency that filed the original petition threatened to sue the federal agency for failing to take steps to protect the troubled species.

Politics may strangle vote on game-fish bill

Posted on June 09, 2011

How is it that a bill with bipartisan, veto-proof support in the North Carolina General Assembly can’t be heard on the floor of the state House or Senate and become law?

NC Fisheries Management

Posted on June 08, 2011

A 5-minute video on NC fisheries management and the need for game fish status.

Construction Completed on Louisiana’s Largest Limestone Inshore Artificial Reef

CCA, LDWF and partners complete historic project at Independence Island Reef
Posted on June 07, 2011

JUNE 7, 2011- The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) have completed construction on Independence Island Reef, believed to be the largest limestone inshore artificial reef project ever in Louisiana. Work crews finished the job on Monday afternoon.